On September 7, 2018, within the framework of the thirty-first Moscow International Book Fair, the awards ceremony of the winners of the 15th international competition of the CIS countries "The Art of the Book" was held.

The competition has been held regularly since 2004 under the auspices of the Interstate Council for Cooperation in the Sphere of Periodical Press, Book Publishing, Book Distribution and Printing and the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. The task of the competition is to encourage the best publishing projects, to increase interaction in the field of literature and publishing, to popularize the best achievements in the field of book art and to develop mutual exchange of spiritual and cultural values among peoples.

This year, for the diplomas of the competition "The Art of the Book" in ten categories, more than one hundred editions participated in the contest. For the competition from Turkmenistan, the State Publishing Service of the country has submitted four books, published in 2017. And all four were awarded high awards.

In the nomination "Dialogue of Cultures", the book of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov "Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road" was awarded the first grade Diploma and the title of the winner of the international competition.

In the nomination "My country" the book "Teachings of Arkadag - the basis of health and enthusiasm" was included in the number of winners of the authoritative contest.

In the nomination "Book for Children and Youth", the colorful edition "Turkmen Folk Fairy Tales" was awarded the Diploma of the 2nd degree.

In the nomination "Training literature and education", the diploma of the 3rd degree was awarded to the book by Almaz Yazberdiev "Gurgenj - medieval scientific and cultural center of the East".

It should be noted that as a permanent participant of the international creative competition of the Commonwealth, the Turkmen State Publishing Service invariably receives awards of high dignity, and colorful publications that tell about Turkmenistan have long become a visiting card of the country.